According to the ex-forward of the Italian national team, the transfer of Ronaldo was a mistake. According to Cassano, 38, Juventus did not see any benefit from the Portuguese.

Former Italian national team striker Antonio Cassano believes that Turin’s Juventus made a mistake when they bought Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese star transferred from Real Madrid to Italy in the summer of 2018. The transfer cost the Turinese around 117 million euros. Together with Cristiano, Juventus have won Serie A and the Italian Super Cup twice but have not reached the ¼-final of the Champions League.

“Juventus qualified to win the Champions League with Ronaldo, but the team is even worse off there after his addition. Juventus could have won the Italian championship without Cristiano. This transfer was drowning out.

However, Ronaldo has nothing to do with Pirlo’s ideas. He will continue to score because the seated can do the same. He digs from the left into the penalty area, is cold-blooded at the opponent’s goal, and his game with his head is unique.

“Andrea Pirlo wants to build from the defense of the game and demands high pressure, while Ronaldo, who can decide the fate of the match alone, is not actively involved in the pressure,” Italian media quoted 38-year-old Cassano as saying, who ended his career in 2017.

The Portuguese striker from Turin’s Juventus has played in 19 Serie A games this season, scoring 18 goals, making him the top scorer in the league. Andrea Pirlo’s team has 45 points in 22 matches and is in the third position in the tournament table.


Romeo Agrest talks about Ronaldo’s future


Italian journalist Romeo Agrest talks about the Portuguese striker of “Juve”, Cristiano Ronaldo.

“If Juventus beat Porto and are relegated from the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo could consider leaving Juventus in the summer,” said the Italian.

Recall that in the first round, “Old Lady” lost 2-1 in Portugal. The only goal scorer from the black and whites was the Italian Federico Chiesa.